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More than one in three mobile device users worldwide has had their device lost or stolen

India,  2012 – Today, Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) released the latest version of its flagship mobile offering, Norton Mobile Security. The new Norton Mobile Security delivers powerful protection for consumers’ mobile needs, including support for iOS devices, contacts backup and an improved user experience.

Mobile phones are an integral part of consumers’ lives, with two-thirds of adults in India reporting they use a mobile device to access the Internet. However, one in two mobile device users have had a device lost or stolen, putting their sensitive information at risk[1]. Norton Mobile Security helps consumers keep their device secure, recover a lost or stolen device and prevent strangers from accessing their information.

“It’s no secret that people are using mobile devices more than ever in their daily lives, for everything from connecting with friends to paying for a cup of coffee,” said Ritesh Chopra, Country Sales Manager, India & SAARC, Norton by Symantec. “Your phone may not just be your phone – it may be your wallet, identity card, address book and family photo album. As we use our phones in new ways, we’re also putting sensitive information at risk if the device gets lost or stolen. With the latest version of Norton Mobile Security, we are making it simple for people to stay protected on whichever device they choose.”

Norton Mobile Security offers new and improved features including:

  • · Multi-Device, Multi-Platform Support – Now protects a consumer’s multiple devices, including Android smartphones and tablets, as well as iPhones and iPads
  • · Contacts Backup & Restore – Saves contacts from a user’s Android or iOS device so that they can be easily restored if lost or deleted. Contacts can also be restored across devices
  • · Web-Based Management – Lets consumers control the security of their devices with simplicity and ease, from one convenient place on the Web
  • · “Scream” Alarm – Sets off an audible alarm so consumers can quickly find their missing Android mobile device
  • · Remote Locate – Pinpoints a lost or stolen device on a map so users can find it fast

Pricing & Availability

Norton Mobile Security has an MSRP of Rs 599/- and is available on the Norton online store. In addition, Norton 360 Multi-Device will be updated with the features in the latest release of Norton Mobile Security. Norton customers with a valid product subscription are eligible to receive the latest product updates via the subscription service model. Consumers can visit mobilesecurity.norton.com to learn more and try Norton Mobile Security Lite for free.

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About Symantec

Symantec protects the world’s information, and is a global leader in security, backup and availability solutions. Our innovative products and services protect people and information in any environment – from the smallest mobile device, to the enterprise data center, to cloud-based systems. Our world-renowned expertise in protecting data, identities and interactions gives our customers confidence in a connected world. More information is available at www.symantec.com or by connecting with Symantec at: go.symantec.com/socialmedia.